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Gunton Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Lowestoft, Suffolk

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.5052 / 52°30'18"N

Longitude: 1.7375 / 1°44'15"E

OS Eastings: 653741

OS Northings: 296269

OS Grid: TM537962

Mapcode National: GBR YSQ.VH0

Mapcode Global: VHN3X.29DB

Plus Code: 9F43GP4Q+32

Entry Name: Gunton Hall

Listing Date: 3 October 1977

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1279910

English Heritage Legacy ID: 391373

Location: Lowestoft, East Suffolk, Suffolk, NR32

County: Suffolk

Electoral Ward/Division: Gunton and Corton

Built-Up Area: Lowestoft

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Gunton

Church of England Diocese: Norwich

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Description


LOWESTOFT

TM59NW YARMOUTH ROAD, Gunton
914-1/1/93 (East side)
03/10/77 Gunton Hall

GV II

Country House, since 1930s a holiday camp. Mid C18,
extensively altered and extended 1810. C20 additions.
Colourwashed brick. Slate roofs.
Main 2-storey block of 3 by 8 bays. Entrance is to west, 3
bays. Central full-height bow with a 6-panelled double-leaf
curved door (3 panels to each leaf) under a 6-vaned fanlight.
Above is a curved 6/6 sash. The first-floor has a similar flat
sash either side, and the ground floor a 6/6 sash to the left
only. Overhanging eaves with modillions. Low hipped roof. 2
irregularly-placed stacks emerge over the roof-line.
The south front has the centre 2 bays broken forward and
against the ground floor are extensive C20 single-storey
extensions. The upper floor retains its 6/6 sashes. The
modillion roof overhang continues.
Against the north return is a mid C19 extension of 4 by 8
bays: 2 storeys, hipped roof; 6/6 sashes to ground floor of
west side and 3/3 sashes above, north return with 3/3
first-floor sashes and C20 addition to the ground floor.
INTERIOR. The entrance leads to a staircase hall, the
staircase balusters boarded-over. To the south is a late C18
dining room (now called The Regency Room). Complete
large-framed panelling. The south wall has five C20 French
windows with C18 panelled reveals now looking into the C20
extensions. The north wall has 2 eared chimneypieces with
egg-and-dart edging under bolection-moulded friezes. In the
centre of the wall is a 6-panelled door in a timber surround
under an imbricated frieze below an egg-and-dart cornice.
Another identical doorway is in the north-west corner. To the
right of each fireplace is a cupboard with C20 glazed doors:
each has a pair of fluted Ionic pilasters standing on the dado
rail supporting an imbricated frieze below an egg-and-dart
cornice.


Listing NGR: TM5374196269

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